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Welcome To Year 4's English Page

Through the year this page will be updated with handy things you can do at home to help your child.

We have recently been exploring more elements of Spelling and Grammar.  

We've looked at these areas, if you would like to practice them with your child:

Prepositions

Noun phrases

Different types of clauses

Apostrophes to show possession

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Our Power of Reading book is Goodnight Mister Tom, which we are reading alongside watching sections from the film.  It is a very interesting book historically and children have enjoyed (we hope) getting to grips with the ideas of evacuation, and World War 2.

 

We have been watching the film alongside reading the book, however the ending is a bit sad!  So we decided to leave that up to you if you choose to watch it at home with your child.

 

Here is the link: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5cyxnq 

 

Children have recently used their inference skills to produce a character profile based upon a pair of shoes, and a clue left on their table.  They showed amazing inference skills producing accurate and intelligent character profiles.  However Mr Hill's shoes produced a character profile of an old man!

See images of our lesson below.

Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

In keeping with our new Power of Reading book, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, the children have been exploring the life of the protagonist, Jonathan. We had a great dicussion on our views of the book and what emotions have come to fore in the characters in the book and how we have felt following Jonathan's journey through life. In groups, the children were given the choice to compose a piece of music using the iPads, create a dance, a short drama or Vlog based on a specific aspect of the book or of Jonathan's life. They worked really well together and created some amazing pieces of work!

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These are the spellings for children by the end of year 4. Some are very tricky and we do lots of work in class but any extra help at home is appreciated!

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